Restoration Forestry

Video: How to Create and Restore Robust Ecosystems

Michael Pilarski explains the process of ecosystem building in all its facets. Whether you are restoring a native ecosystem back to its original state, or creating hybrid ecosystems that humans can enjoy full-time, featuring productive plants and animals for economic value set in the context of a fully-functioning ecosystem, you will find tons of valuable information in this video. We mean TONS in the literal sense, because as Michael will explain, it's about increasing the WEIGHT of your ecosystem in biomass, living or decomposing organic matter, on your site.

A Synopsis of Michael Pilarski’s 30 years of Planting and Tending Agroforestry Systems, a documentary

Hi. I'm Michael Pilarski and I was touring around the Kaua`i and Hawai`i islands in April and May, 2018, looking at agroforestry systems.  In this video, I'm going to show you what agroforestry systems look like; what characterizes them. I'm thrilled that I get to do it with my good friend Paul Massey who is the manager and steward of the splendid Kaua`i Food Forest.

Alder Pollen Report

Picture of Alder catkinsJune 2, 2018.

Recently, I was approached by a company looking for wild tree pollen to incorporate into products which would expose babies born in sterile hospital environments to natural substances. This is to reduce their allergy load during life. So I was looking for an opportunity to harvest alder catkins.

Video: Agroforestry Concepts in the Kauai Food Forest

Hi. I'm Michael Pilarski and I was touring around the Kaua`i and Hawai`i islands in April and May, 2018, looking at agroforestry systems.  In this video, I'm going to show you what agroforestry systems look like; what characterizes them. I'm thrilled that I get to do it with my good friend Paul Massey who is the manager and steward of the splendid Kaua`i Food Forest.

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